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is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby Eucalyptus on Thu May 14, 2009 12:50 pm

Hi,

The download page http://linuxmint.com/download.php said about x64 version
This edition supports the X86_64 architecture and it is optimized for 64bit processors. Note that the Main Edition (which is 32bit) is usually more stable and it also supports 64bit processors.


If Mint is based on Ubuntu, is it the same code base than Ubuntu x64?
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby Carl on Thu May 14, 2009 1:26 pm

Eucalyptus wrote:Hi,

The download page http://linuxmint.com/download.php said about x64 version
This edition supports the X86_64 architecture and it is optimized for 64bit processors. Note that the Main Edition (which is 32bit) is usually more stable and it also supports 64bit processors.


If Mint is based on Ubuntu, is it the same code base than Ubuntu x64?


I'm running the x64 version of felicia (mint 6) which is based on ubuntu amd64 intrepid ibex (ubuntu 8.10) and it's never had a problem (unless you count a couple that i created :lol: )
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby rivenathos on Thu May 14, 2009 1:58 pm

Many times it depends on your hardware. With my system, the 64-bit version of Mint gives me better video performance than the 32-bit version. Not that the 32-bit version was really bad by any means, but I could tell an improvement when I switched. From now on, I know my hardware is happier with 64-bit, so that is what I shall be running with.
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby msrourke on Sat May 16, 2009 6:04 pm

I have used Mint x64 and a whole other list: Ubuntu, Sabayon, Chakra, OpenSuse, Win Vista, Win7, all in 64 bit. Mint x64 is the most stable OS I have used on my hardware (Phenom Quad Core, 8Gb RAM, NVIDIA 6150 graphics). As Carl said, the only time Mint has broken is when I broke it. The other OS's (even Mint's daddy Ubuntu) were very hit and miss on my system.
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby mikesol on Sat May 16, 2009 11:20 pm

For me is very stable, except for some pages with java applets or flash. My bank's page doesn't work at all (it works with java).
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun May 17, 2009 8:22 am

The statement is that 32 bit Mint is more stable than 64 bit Mint. I don't think anyone would really say 64 bit is unstable. It could be very stable and still be less stable than 32 bit Mint - which, in my experience, is one of the most stable OS available.
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby msrourke on Sun May 17, 2009 11:00 am

"The statement is that 32 bit Mint is more stable than 64 bit Mint."

If that's a true statement I don't see it. As I said I run 64 bit. My 9 year old son runs 32 bit on a 6 year old desktop. He is always messing around in the repos trying new things, and he Googles things to play with in command line. Thus far (several months), I haven't touched his computer, he maintains it himself and it works fine. If a 9 year old can't break it, it's probably fairly stable... :lol: The only problem is that he is "Windows challenged" in the school computer lab... :roll:
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Re: is Mint x64 less stable?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun May 17, 2009 3:19 pm

msrourke,

If you read my entire post, you'll see I make the same point you do.
I said;
. I don't think anyone would really say 64 bit is unstable. It could be very stable and still be less stable than 32 bit Mint - which, in my experience, is one of the most stable OS available.
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